This webpage is dedicated to Latvia 100th anniversary 

During the course of history our family went through bad times. Hard destiny of our motherland, war conflicts, politics, changes of state borders caused an undoable damage. Yet work of multiple generations is saved as a gallery / storage of old / historic items and documents. We a trying to preserve precious antique artifacts of the past since the end of 19th century. And now we want to show results of our work to public. We are not historians and we do not pretend to be scientifically significant. We just do what we love, what we can, what our ancestors started. We hope, you will find it interesting! All items featured in this gallery do exist. The gallery and the authors are located in Latvia. Unfortunately there is no means to organize all 2500 items as an "open to a wide public" museum. We plan to increase number of featured items in virtual gallery and real gallery. We also plan to add more information about gallery exhibits and expand to new categories, beyond art, icons, paintings, household items and military gear. 

05 Mar 2018
04 Mar 2018
03 Mar 2018
03 Mar 2018
Alexander Dubrovsky March 03, 2018

Condensation coil - part of a moonshine distillation machine

The bent copper tube-coil was used as a cooler for alcohol-containing vapour. Cooling occurred by immersion in water. Cooled vapour turns into liquid alcohol by the time it reaches outlet of the coil. This technology has been developed centuries ago and has been successfully applied to the present d...
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03 Mar 2018
Alexander Dubrovsky March 03, 2018

Clock on the marble stand

Clock on the marble stand. Factory «Молния» or "Lightning". Made in USSR. 1970's. The body in the form of a drum with plates and drum sticks on a massive marble stand....
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02 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018
Alexander Dubrovsky March 01, 2018

Big barrel on stand from pine wood.

Steel belts hold the wooden planks. Solid and well built stand covered with metal plates protects bottom of the barrel. Wooden handles help to move barrel with load. Size without barrel 65x65cm. Restored in year 2015 by Sergey Jakovenko....
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28 Feb 2018
Alexander Dubrovsky February 28, 2018

Ancient wooden mortar

Cut from a single piece of pine wood. It was used for grinding grain and other products. Height 87 cm. Width 34 cm. 19th century. Known in ancient Russian mythology as "Mortar of Baba Yaga." (Baba Yaga is a supernatural being In Slavic folklore)...
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27 Feb 2018
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